“Reunion – Part One”
It’s Reunion time! This was filmed days after Teresa’s sentencing and Andy jumps right into it. He asks if the sentence has sunk in yet. She points out that that they just had Gabriela’s birthday, which is bittersweet because she won’t be there for Milania’s in February. Dina thinks it’s crazy that murders are free but Teresa is going to jail. Melissa says that she hasn’t seen Teresa since the sentencing, but they have spoken.
Dina admits that she came back because her family was no longer on the show. She says that she loves her sister, but that family shouldn’t do a show together. Dina was on the show for some very intense times, including the Danielle book fight. She says that this season felt different because she didn’t have to worry about hurting family. Dina tells us that there was manipulation behind the scenes with Jacqueline and Danielle. Jacqueline was manipulative? I’m shocked!!! Dina feels that the show partly led to their problems. We get flashbacks of Caroline, Chris, and Jacqueline talking about their strained relationship. Dina thinks that they are just taking a break, but she doesn’t know if she will reconcile with Jacqueline. Their exchanges are always toxic and it’s easier to love from a distance. Teresa notes that it’s hard to be on the show with family, maintains that she’s never hit below the belt on the show. Teresa A. calls her out on that. Teresa says that she never hurt Jacqueline and Melissa wisely decides to stay out of this one. Dina doesn’t blame Teresa for her family problems and says that Teresa had nothing to do with it.
Dina still hasn’t filed for divorce and is still living with Tommy. She says that they enjoy the time they spend together and she isn’t ready to sleep with anyone else. They are friends with benefits. Dina says that it’s ok for her to date other people, as long as she isn’t sleeping with them.
Melissa and Teresa are asked if they have finally mended fences. Melissa says that she thinks they are and Teresa agrees. Melissa says that Joe is still a real estate developer, but that the garbage business is a side investment. As for the house, they sold with a long escrow but the buyer didn’t hold up his end of the bargain. She’s also called for Antonia commenting on the size of their rental. Melissa says that she had a long talk with Antonia about the comment, but admits that her kids are used to a huge house.
Ugh, Amber and Jim. Amber admits that she cried way too much this season. Her cancer was Stage 1, which has a 95% survival rate with treatment. She’s asked about pulling “the cancer” card for sympathy. Amber doesn’t even get to the answer to the question, the twins (who take offense to being lumped together, lol) jump on her. Amber is then asked about Jim. She says that he doesn’t behave that way at home because she doesn’t piss him off at home. Each of the ladies says that they have been insulted and offended by Jim. Melissa and Dina took offense to Jim calling them stupid. Amber says that if you act like a lady, he’ll treat you like a lady. Way to insinuate that that the ladies were acting like barbarians. Amber downplays Jim’s behavior when Teresa A. says that she found Jim verbally abusive. Teresa A. points out that Jim kept the fights going on social media. I’m so tired of Amber making excuses for her husband’s horrible behavior.
Kathy and Rosie join the ladies. Kathy hasn’t sent Teresa a copy of her cookbook yet. Andy thinks that a dictionary is something that all of the ladies could use. I think Teresa overreacted to Kathy’s gag gift. Rosie first thought that the twins were bubbly and fun. She gets along with everyone. Teresa says that things are fine between she and Kathy, but Kathy rolls her eyes. We see a clip of Teresa’s aunt saying that people face the consequences of their actions. When Kathy and Rosie are asked about Teresa’s situation, Teresa gets up to leave. She says they can have the conversation without her. Teresa was hurt by her aunt’s words, but Kathy says that it was part of a larger conversation. Dina says that she never talked about Teresa’s legal issues, insinuating that Kathy overstepped her bounds by doing so. Rosie wants them to know that she hurts to see them going through these issues.
As for Rosie’s life, she and Ellen broke up. Ellen accused Rosie of using her for the show. We learn that Victoria had a recurrence of her brain tumor, but is recovering well. Teresa returns since they are no longer talking about her issues. She dodges the questions regarding why she was upset. Teresa says that she asked her family not to talk about her legal issues. Dina asserts that Teresa should be able to choose what parts of her life are shared on the show. I disagree with that. If she didn’t want people on the show talking about her legal drama, she should have stayed off the show. That was her whole story line this season. Did she really think it wouldn’t be discussed?
Kathy doesn’t feel that she’s a traitor to Teresa by being friends with Jacqueline. Teresa says that she doesn’t care who Kathy is friends with. Teresa was choked up when reading Jacqueline’s text on air because that was the first time that she had read it. She wishes Jacqueline well, but it doesn’t seem like they will ever make up. Dina admits that her strained relationship with family has kept her from Nicolas. She says that she prays for him every day and that he is progressing. Dina says that she wouldn’t go to him if Jacqueline invited her. She is more bothered by the fact that Lexie hasn’t seen her godfather, Chris. Dina invited everyone to Lexie’s graduation party, but they didn’t come. Caroline wanted to sit down with Dina before the party, but Dina didn’t want to. She wants to just pretend nothing ever happened. I’m not sure how realistic that is. Does she really think that they can just go to a party together and everything will magically be ok?
Rosie thinks everyone should stop with Twitter, because it’s not helping anyone’s relationships. I have to agree. Dina continues to make snide comments under her breath and defend her comments on Twitter. Teresa keeps saying that you never go against family. Wow! That’s something from her. Dina starts to ask Melissa why she came on the show, but stops in the middle saying that she lost her thought. Dina thinks that Melissa shouldn’t have come on the show until her relationship with Teresa was resolved. Melissa says that the show is about mending families. Has this show ever really done that? Dina says that Chris reached out to her when he learned she was separated, but that Jacqueline put a stop to it. She doesn’t want any relationship with Jacqueline right now. Dina wishes everyone would stop talking about her family issues out of respect for her parents. Teresa A. says that will never happen, based on her experiences.
Juicy and Joe join the ladies. Joe still has the buzz cut because his hair is so thin. Andy jumps right into the legal drama with Juicy. Juicy says that he doesn’t know how to process his sentence. Teresa didn’t want her parents to be there for the sentencing because she would have broken down to see them there. Melissa is most concerned for the children. Joe can’t imagine how they are feeling because his heart is breaking. He loves her sister and brother(-in-law). Teresa is very somber and looks like she can’t speak without crying. We’ll get more about the sentencing next week, as well as Jim acting like a jerk.
Dina and Jacqueline Continue Their Feud by Veena
Of course Jacqueline took to twitter to respond to Dina, and Dina made a video to respond to Jacqueline. And so it goes on and on and on.
Here’s a recap of Jacqueline’s tweets:
Dina came on season 4 & opened the door when she came on to film w/T to talk about Caroline. I came in, but I also kind of never left.
Seems Dina intentionally left out that we invited Lexi to dinner 2celebrate her Graduation since they didn’t want2meet b4hand. NO response!
Instead of lying to the public that our family was fine,how about sincerely trying to resolve our issues. Parents would like that more.
Maybe Dina wasn’t invited2Lauren’s engagement party because she told us we were dead to her&that she was dead to us. She got what she wanted.
Lexi is old enough to drive over and talk to her Uncle. (If she wanted to or was allowed) Nick understands more than he can say or express.
I think Dina hurts her parents more by not making amends w/family members,never attending family holidays&making them split their time.
Dina wouldn’t meet with Chris! I tried to get them to meet.
We are on a reality tv show, social media is just an extension of that.
— A string of supportive retweets and retweets trashing Dina and then —
It’s always entertaining to tweet during the show.
Then there was Dina’s response – which sort of addressed last week’s tweets and fallout from the preview.
Dina made three points in the video:
1) That she didn’t really stand up to Kathy and Melissa because she didn’t want to upset Teresa.
2) That her statement about Nicholas not understanding has been misinterpreted by some people, and basically she feels he’s to young to miss her – unlike CJ who knew her, or Lexi who lived with Caroline, and she feels uncomfortable with people (Jaq) using Nicholas against her (which Jaq totally does.)
3) Jacqueline saying she’ll return for Season 7 and make the Dina feud a storyline will damage their family, and Dina’s main issue is that her brother and sister sit by and let Jacqueline really hurt her and don’t do anything to stop her.
It’s just all so tiring – – – at this point they’ve all hurt each other – – – time to move on.